A lot of you have asked me to start writing about the amazing places where I eat. So here you go! If you are following me on Instagram at @mariescookbook, you’ve certainly seen a lot of my favorite places’ best plates.
I love sharing pictures of my plates when at the restaurant, especially since Apple created portrait mode. This feature makes all of my food pictures so amazing, I don’t need to take my camera everywhere anymore. I often take pictures with the camera app and edit them with VSCO before posting everything in my insta story. VSCO is the app you guys need, even if you don’t use insta. They have filters to die for, that give a little kick to any picture.
If you are lucky to live in Orange County, CA or will be visiting in the near future, there are a lot of amazing places to go to eat. I have been living here for more than a year and I have tried so many that I could write a book about this topic.
One of my favorites, with which I fell in love with, even before trying the food is Haute Cakes.
Parking gets a little crazy during the breakfast hour, so the later you go, the better. Free valet service is also available. They are open from 7:00 to 3:30pm, Monday through Sunday.
The restaurant is mostly outdoor which I love, with plenty of patio seating and trees. The patio is located in a little court, circled with small boutiques and businesses.
Orders are taken at the front, before you choose your table. They offer cute baked goods in the display, perfect for when you are coming to study and need a little sugar shot. (Free WIFI) !!!!
They have a breakfast, lunch menu + a menu of specials. Here is what the menu looks like in December:
This place inspires me so much in term of breakfast! Everything I have tried is delicious, tasty and colorful! When I have time to make a proper breakfast, Haute Cakes is always in the back of my mind!
If there is a wait, browse the shops next door!
I hope this article makes you want to visit or like me, inspires you for your next cozy breakfasts at home 🙂